Car Manufacturer
Charging Services & App
Simply charge up anywhere, at home via the connected wallbox or on the road. Thanks to diconium, e-car enthusiasts get all this in one convenient app. The services also include an online charging station search function and pre-planning of routes.

AT A GLANCE

Industry: Automotive

Business: B2C

diconium expertise: App Development, Web Development, Backend Microservice Solutions, UX & UI Design, Test Management & Test Automation

Technologies: Mobile (Swift, Flutter, Kotlin), Java/Springboot, React:

 

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Charging Services & App

Task

For the release of an e-car model, diconium was to realize the customer journey around the electric charging of the vehicle for its client. The vision: to be the best charging provider on the market. Driving an e-car would then finally become a matter of course, because the user could find out about charging stations in advance and receive details about providers, locations, connections, etc., as well as pre-plan routes including charging stops. 

Challenge

  • Tight timeframe until the release of the new car model and go-live of the app 
  • Parallel development on interdependent third party systems
  • Changing requirements due to parallel business dependencies, e.g. markets and pricing models

Solution

  • Realization with all parties involved in the SAFe framework
  • Development of native mobile frontends for iOS and Android as well as a charging backend as a central service hub
  • Development of a public web interface for charging point search and route planning as well as platform integration
  • Development of convenience features such as RFID card ordering or rate selection for public charging
  • Integration of features for controlling and managing wallboxes
  • Connection to service systems of our customer and app integration

 

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Successes

The charging services were launched in numerous EU markets, and the number of registered users shot up rapidly in the first few months. They all benefit from the wide range of digital functions related to charging, all of which are used via the car manufacturer's app. Web-based route planning rounds off the service.

  • The app shows all available charging points and provides important information on the charging price and availability (free / occupied). In the future, it will also be possible to start and stop the charging process via the app and to display only charging points that are powered by green electricity.
  • The intelligent route planning takes into account both the available charging points and the desired charging strategy. This makes planning easier, especially on longer routes.
  • Users of our client's smart wallboxes for charging at home, receive additional useful online services, such as charging statistics, access management or remote control.

What's next?

 

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Simone Zahn
director business development